How to Change the World

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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How can we use the things we share in common to address some of the most challenging problems facing the world? This course examines issues concerning poverty, the environment, technology, health care, gender, education and activism to helps us understand better how to initiate positive change.
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7/10 starsCompleted
  • 20 reviews
  • 17 completed
5 years, 1 month ago
The course touches probably all the most imperative problems currently looming us throughout the world , and partially looks at possible actions to mitigate these problems. The content is somewhat introductory and disorganized, and is not complete, but some important players and ideas in the area are presented.
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8/10 starsCompleted
  • 27 reviews
  • 26 completed
3 years, 11 months ago
I have some experience with environmental issues, but very little with the rest. On the one hand, the prestige and talks of the professors who participated in this course is outstanding. Furthermore, the reading material and external resources are amazing. On the other, one can argue that the amount of videos, papers and posts to read and watch are too much. But maybe it is necessary in order to understand how to change the world.
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Alisha Manuel profile image
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8/10 starsCompleted
  • 4 reviews
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4 years, 12 months ago
A really innovative and inspiring lecture series. Discusses issues as diverse as the commons, poverty, climate change and sustainability, disease and global health care, women education and social change. The discussion boards and essays were especially thought provoking. Course completion requires four (out of six/ seven) 600- word essays. My second course with the instructor and I will most likely sign up for any more he has to offer.
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9/10 starsTaking Now
5 years, 4 months ago
I am really enjoying this MOOC. The topics raised are fascinating and the professors share some genuine insights. This course challenges the way we look at the world around us and I can't wait to learn more.
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7/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 2 months ago
This course begins with an introductory week about social goods and then goes on to cover 4 major problems the world faces over 4 weeks: poverty, climate change, disease, and gender inequality. The course is basically 2-3 hours of lecture per week with some writing assignments. The class does a good job covering some of the major issues the world faces and outlining some of the things people can do to try to solve them.
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